Kyusu Teapot by Jacob Bodilly
Kyusu / / by Jacob Bodilly
Hand Thrown in Devon
Approximate measurements: 14cm width x 8.5cm height. 380ml.
An exquisitely fine Yokode Kyusu, Japanese side handle teapot. Carefully and skilfully made, with great attention to detail. Stoneware with a light celadon glaze and sporadic speckling. Giving glimpses of subtle blue and pale green hues with an even glassy crackle within the glaze, becoming more pronounced with use. Excellent craftmanship with a short, wide side handle similar in shape to an acorn cupule and the fine spout pouring perfectly. Traditionally this style of teapot is used for Japanese Green teas such as Sencha but its also suitable for all types of tea.
Since opening the shop, we've been using Jacob's Kyusu everyday! It has definitely become an indispensable feature on our tea table.
Jacob has been working in Ceramics for over 12 years with previous residences spent at Leach Pottery and Boscean Pottery in Cornwall. Estabilishing his personal studio based in the peaceful, secluded countryside near the Devon Somerset border since 2014. From there, he creates highly skilled pieces with the upmost care and dedication to the craft. Drawing from traditional Asian styles, methods and philosphy. Also informed by his personal love of Puerh, Oolong and Dark teas. Working with selected local clays and creating unique glazes often celadon and also on occasion, porcelain. All culminating in the realisation of some very fine contemporary teawares striving for a timeless beauty.
Please Note: Each Kyusu is unique due to the individual nature of a handthrown piece, the teapot you receive may not necessarily be the exact piece pictured.